Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions)

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I wonder if you restarted your comuter and then went back in and it appears. At least you would know that it was AR at fault if it is the same.

Sep 30, 2017 10:19 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I hope you have it saved somewhere else, too, Mimi Foster .... I've never used their Draft mode.... wouldn't roll the dice!

Sep 30, 2017 10:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mimi - I write my posts in GoogleDrive, then copy/paste to Draft where I save until I schedule and/or publish.   There have been some recent glitches.   I'm sorry you are experiencing this -- hope you can resolve it quickly.  

Sep 30, 2017 10:32 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I haven't tried blogging for the past few days  but I know AR is having many tech issues.  You won't even get a reply back from support.  Sad, really sad.

Sep 30, 2017 10:26 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I often use the Draft and Schedule features and haven't had any issues lately.  There have been a lot of technical issue complaints, though, so not sure what to tell you.  Always safer to keep a copy in another format too.

Sep 30, 2017 11:36 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, it's been going on for awhile now - write it and save it somewhere else, then try bringing it here, Mimi! I'm so sorry you lost an entire post - that STINKS - I've had it happen before too!

Sep 30, 2017 10:39 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have not exactly had this happen before - usually I start off with a Draft and Save it, and then go back to Edit written words, add pictures, or add more words.  I have never had the wording gone.  Though Mimi Foster  . . .  I have had the picture gone.  When I went back at 'another time', usually later that same day (or the next day), the picture appeared.  There have been times when I've 'inserted the picture twice', also.  Something must be funky with the pictures, though one time I Published a Blog, and did not see the inserted picture, so I wrote a few short sentences apologizing for it not showing up, and then again, at a later time, it did - HA!  That would be time consuming to have to remember and recreate all of your good words - I hope it all 'shows up'.

Sep 30, 2017 11:46 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Welcome back Mimi Foster !!!

We've been having major issues with blog posts for a few months now...multiple complaints.

Try using a different browser.

Sep 30, 2017 11:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have no explanation for you.

Sep 30, 2017 10:44 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Had that happen last week and then somehow it reappeared ????

Oct 01, 2017 10:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I save the HTML code in a text file....

Oct 01, 2017 06:12 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've had that happen. Might sound silly, but did you save after the last edit on draft. It always needs saving throughout... no autosave.

Sep 30, 2017 11:16 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I only use the draft mode as  a temporary holding bin - once I have the post done, I  post it.

Works best for me that way

Sep 30, 2017 05:21 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 "Draft" has been eating posts for about a year now.  

Sep 30, 2017 03:46 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've had that happen also. Very annoying.

Sep 30, 2017 01:55 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Sep 30, 2017 01:14 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You know, I have had that happen to me also Mimi Foster I never figured out why and it is rare that I use draft mode now.

Sep 30, 2017 12:06 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A lot of crazy things happen in cyberspace.  A homeless saving was high jacked by a teller she bought a house with homeless money.....

Suggest you save it somewhere first.  back u back up back up

Sep 30, 2017 11:35 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mimi,

You need to refresh the page and it will come back...A

Sep 30, 2017 11:24 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I've had problems before as well. I think I'll start writing in Pages and copy when its time.

Oct 03, 2017 04:16 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I feel your pain - I lost a draft yesterday when my finger hit the wrong button and I popped over to some other place and when I came back - my post was GONE!

Oct 02, 2017 05:06 PM
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

An AR Gremlin has been sneaking around it sounds like.  More serious I have used the draft mode in the past maybe 2 years ago and had no problems over 6-12 months in draft.

Oct 01, 2017 10:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mimi Foster - it should not happen! Now if it has happened, you can't-do anything!

Oct 01, 2017 10:23 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I usually write on my local system and copy/paste it in.  Or if I write in AR, I do the reverse and paste it locally.

Oct 01, 2017 02:55 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I use copy all~ paste often and click ''save'' too. Not sure why we have these glitches when our posts disappear. 

Oct 01, 2017 11:14 AM
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Hi Meems, I hear your frustration.    What makes this complaint different:  When Mimi Foster loses work-product, it's like losing a work of art!

 

Oct 01, 2017 10:53 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Haven't had that happen in a long time, but I draft in Google Docs lately.

Oct 01, 2017 08:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Holy Moly. This is why I save in notepad or word because I CANNOT TRUST THE PLATFORM. 

I am sorry that happened to you Mimi.

Oct 01, 2017 07:48 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is not what is supposed to happen.

Oct 01, 2017 06:29 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I typically do drafts elsewhere, just in case - have seen mine disappear as well.

Oct 01, 2017 06:25 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I have had some in draft for years that I basically use as templates. 

Oct 01, 2017 06:22 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I dont put pictures until last due to photo issues. I put a title or even sample title and draft and save for a future date often. Every time you have to click the date and just pick a time knowing you can go back and change it. It is one way to keep from losing your work

Oct 01, 2017 06:20 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

If you absolutely prefer to write the post in AR, make sure to frequently copy your text and paste into MS Word or another word processor. It's a low-tech way of backing up in case your work in AR draft mode evaporates.

Sep 30, 2017 10:00 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The blog editor seems to be the problem. Did you save your work along the way? As others have recommended, write in another mode and copy over. That way you will always have it.

Sep 30, 2017 08:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sorry to hear this, sometimes things like this happen, best to write them in Word first.

Sep 30, 2017 08:11 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have never had that happen Mimi and I save a lot of blog posts.

Sep 30, 2017 07:49 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Sometimes I can retrieve things like this in my computer's history instead of AR's. It's worth looking into Mimi!

Sep 30, 2017 07:05 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sounds like a frustrating experience. I would have another glass of wine and kick-back

Sep 30, 2017 03:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I take my chances and post. Many copy and paste!

Sep 30, 2017 02:48 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I had major problems with a blog a couple of days ago. Formatting would change without rhyme or reason.  Finally gave up and posted it with messy format. AR really needs to do a better job with this aspect of the platform, I feel like I am using software from the 1980's when I use AR's blogging platform. 

Sep 30, 2017 02:48 PM
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Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
RE/MAX Suburban - Cary, IL
SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL

Just happened to me, too!!!

Oct 31, 2017 08:13 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That has happened a few times lately, and better to write elsewhere and move into AR editor.

Oct 04, 2017 09:05 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I had several draft posts this week an didn't lose anything.

Oct 01, 2017 06:54 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Oct 01, 2017 02:59 AM